This 8th march is International Women's day and we want to commemorate it by raising awareness of the problem of girls dropping out of school due to lack of sanitary towels for use during their menstrual periods. We want to create a sustainable way to solve this problem by reaching out and teaching girls how to make their own reusable sanitary towels. You can donate towards cause by buying materials for this project. We shall be delivering the materials and lessons in May.
"Everyday and every way we get a little better"Uganda may not be a basketball talent exporting country, but it seems the few that have scaled those heights like Claire Lamunu who currently is on scholarsh... ... See MoreSee Less
Computer lessons in addition to school better the education process and increase the chances of success for these kids. We couldn't do all this by our selves but thanks to the kids sponsors, supporters and Pfizer for making this happen. ... See MoreSee Less
More often we meet people who ask why we do what we do.
" The purpose is educating these girls so that they can go back to their villages and influence Change. Change that will save lives, tackle poverty and help be part of the solutions that will uplift the overall standard of life in these Villages..." ... See MoreSee Less
We asked the kids what they dream of doing after school and we got some lovely answers. "I dream of working in the teammates for life office because Teammates has helped my parents in many ways. I also dream of becoming a Reverend (Priest) so I can tell people about God or become an accountant" Because of the continued support from our sponsors, they can now dream and work towards achieving their dreams> ... See MoreSee Less
We hit 401 page followers. Thanks for the support from the first person who liked our page to our 401th follower. We celebrate our followers by showing some images you inception to to now. ... See MoreSee Less
Give a gift of love this valentines day. Consider donating towards sending a needy child to school. This gift will surely change a life forever. Message us for detail or Visit our website at www.teammatesfourlife.org... See MoreSee Less
Physically experiencing life in the communities helps us to better understand the life, opportunities and needs. Quite often we visit and experience life first hand this helps us to serve better. ... See MoreSee Less
Positive transformation happens when kids get a chance at shaping their future. We are already receiving good reports from the villages where our kids have been for holiday. "...They think different and are an inspiration to the other kids in the villages." ... See MoreSee Less
The stability of the communities, morally, economically and socially is largely hinged on the success of women and mothers. We work closely with women in our program to ensure the well being of our kids. ... See MoreSee Less
I love what you do, you are amazing in so many ways!!! HUGS
We work in communities that are rich in cultural values. So we work hard at home, class, the basketball court and in the community. We strive to empower the girl child for better communities. ... See MoreSee Less
For these who dare to dream, there is a whole world to win. ~~~ Dhirubhai Ambani
Photo: Kids in Porogali village in Pader District of Northern Uganda. Five kids from this Village have a chance to pursue their dreams thanks to the education and basketball program that Teammates for life provides. ... See MoreSee Less
A summary of the Late Archbishop Livingstone Nkoyoyo's Funeral. May you rest in peace Our HeroOn the 3rd and final day of the funeral programme for retired Archbishop Livingstone Nkoyoyo, thousands of Christians, Bishops, clergy, cultural leaders, and government leaders filled the Anglican Shrine of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo.
The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, presided over the service, and reminded the crowd that, as Christians, we gather in the hope of the resurrection, which was Archbishop Nkoyoyo’s hope.
A special platform was erected in the valley to accommodate the body and to seat the family. Television and radio stations were present and live-streamed the service. The police band played familiar hymns. They followed the choirs, clergy, and Bishops in procession, and escorted the body and the family from the museum to the valley.
Mama Beatrice Ntagali, wife of the current Archbishop, and Mama Phoebe, wife of retired Archbishop Henry Orombi, dressed in the blue colour of Mother’s Union, were present on the platform to receive Mama Ruth and her family, and to stand with them.
When the Jomberere chorus began, the congregation erupted in singing. It was one of Archbishop Nkoyoyo’s favourite choruses.
Many wreaths were laid from the family, church institutions, and government leaders.
The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, welcomed retired Archbishop Henry Orombi and the many active and retired Bishops, who came in big numbers.
He also welcomed His Excellency, the Vice President, Edward Ssekandi, as the Chief Mourner. The Nabagereka and Katikiiro of the Buganda Kingdom were present and represented the Kabaka. The Mufti and Chairman of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) was also present, along with Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who represented the Roman Catholic Church.
There were many speeches from family members, religious leaders, cultural leaders, and government leaders.
Mama Ruth remained strong and opened her remarks by singing Tukutendereza. She said, “My friend has gone for his last wedding,” referring to the Biblical image of heaven as a wedding banquet. Nkoyoyo’s grandfather was narrowly spared execution during the slaughter of the Uganda martyrs. For that reason, the Namugongo site has always remained special to him, grounded his commitment to developing the site and the museum, and led him to want to be buried there. She concluded by leading the congregation in singing the Luganda chorus, “We are on the journey walking to our destination of heaven.”
The Papal Nuncio hailed Archbishop Nkoyoyo as a “great Ecumenist,” especially in hosting Pope Francis I during his 2015 visit to the Anglican Shrine of the Uganda Martyrs at Namugongo.
The Katikiiro of Buganda said Archbishop Nkoyoyo had been given “five talents,” and he multiplied them and leaves many more behind.
The Vice-President of Uganda, His Excellency Edward Ssekandi, praised Archbishop Nkoyoyo as a “great Ugandan” and “our Star.”
The President of Uganda’s message called Archbishop Nkoyoyo a “powerful preacher,” remembering especially his message at his mother’s funeral. He described him as a “strong mulokole,” who combined evangelism and development, and will continue as an example to us all.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali preached from John 14.1-6, calling the congregation to “let not your hearts be troubled,” but to put their trust in Jesus, as Archbishop Nkoyoyo had done since he was 29 years old. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me.” Archbishop Stanley asked, “Is Jesus your way? Is he your truth? Is he your life?”
“People today,” the Archbishop declared, “trust money, social status, and property. But, none of those things can save you. None of those things can resolve the anxiety so many people experience today.” He appealed to the congregation to trust in Jesus because there is a great crown of life awaiting them when they do.
The offering was designated to support the ongoing work of developing the Namugongo Martyrs Museum.
The congregation then moved to the burial site where the Archbishop prayed and committed the body of Archbishop Livingstone Nkoyoyo to the ground, “earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The family and friends then followed the Baganda tradition of selecting the heir, who was announced as Isaac Mwesigwa Nkoyoyo, the first-born son of Archbishop Nkoyoyo. ... See MoreSee Less
With sorrow, we join many to announce the passing of our beloved retired Archbishop Livingstone Nkoyoyo. When Teammates for Life was starting operations in Uganda way back in 2015, Bishop Nkoyoyo welcomed us with open arms. He gave us mentor-ship, office space and more. He wrote the letter that introduced us introduced us to Madi western-nile diocese in Arua where Teammate's work is most noticeable. It is sad losing a great friend, father and mentor but we celebrate the life changing work and the legend of a great man of God, a national hero to many in Uganda and a great friend to many world over. Join us to pray especially for his family. RIP Great father of many. Your life will live through the many lives you have touched. ... See MoreSee Less
Rest in peace Archbishop! He and his lovely wife welcomed me into their beautiful home for an amazing traditional Ugandan meal when I visited in 2015! An amazing man I am honored to say I was blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know. The world is going to miss you!
As we wind the year. We are grateful for the achievements we have realized together. Mostly notable of all achievements has been the Changed lives through education provided for needy children. We invite any efforts towards making next year even better. Our dream is to enable more children, especially girls to get an education. Will you join us to make this a reality?
26th December is celebrated in most parts of the world as Boxing day, but did you know where the day got its name from? Some tales say that the day got its name from ancient Britain. The day after Christmas was traditionally a day off for servants and it was the day when they received a 'Christmas Box' from their master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give 'Christmas Boxes' to their families, and that's how it came to be! We wish you a happy and peaceful boxing day ... See MoreSee Less
Planing on blessing someone with a Christmas gift? We know of a better gift. Make a Donation towards a needy child tuition fees for the next school term.The assurance of tuition for the next semester will surely be a blessing to them through this festive season.For $100 a semester a child can get tuition fees, scholastic material, food and basic medical care covered to keep them in school. find out more at teammatesfourlife.org/... See MoreSee Less
Water is still a challenge and when it stops flowing some times due to prolonged droughts, people have to find it wherever it is. but the kids make the most out of all situations. In the photos kids make time to play as they wait for their turn to collect water at a bore hole. Teammates For Life Inc. has managed to drill two wells that have eased the burden in two communities. You too can partner with us to deliver hope in any way you choose. Find out more at teammatesfourlife.org/... See MoreSee Less
Its holiday time, a time to play some more ⛹️♀️⛹️♀️Basketball and meet parents. We are thankful for the support for the last school term. You gave the kids a chance to be just Kids. ... See MoreSee Less
Self esteem and building strong social circles has been a challenge that our girls have gradually had to over come. Sports, especially basketball has played a great role in building their confidence. Incidentally, their grades have greatly improved and this is a sure sign of transforming lives. Would you consider becoming a Teammate to one of the many unprivileged girls in Uganda? Find out more at
50% of girls between ages 14-18 that dropped out of school in West Nile region of Uganda state that economic factors were primarily to blame. Pregnancy is the second most frequent response given (13.1%) for why girls left school. It takes $300 ($100 per semester) to sponsor a needy girl's annual education in a good Primary school. For more information head over to our website Click donate to help keep a needy girl in school.
Teammates girls made the School Music team The things that every parent would love to hear from the teachers of their children "The girls are socially strong now, have made friends, they are improving academically and have made the school's sports and music teams..." Watch them entertain guests and fellow students with a cultural dance. ... See MoreSee Less
The end of year exams for our kids are beginning tomorrow. These are very important exams because they determine who gets promoted to the next level. Every body has worked hard to this moment. From the sponsors, the kids, and even one of our partners, the assistant Vicar from Arua passed by to encourage and pray with the girls. A story of perfect team work. 💪💪
There is just so much that we are thankful for this Thanks giving. We give thanks for our faithful supporters and followers, we are thankful that together we are serving needy children and families giving them a chance to education and more. We hope that this opportunity will help them make their Villages, country and world a better place. What are you thankful for this thanks giving day? ... See MoreSee Less
Where we work. Pader District Pader is a district in Northern Uganda. It borders South Sudan in the north and Gulu District in the west. Pader is one of the Districts that was great affected by the infamous Kony war and a great majority of people living there now have onced lived in Internally Displaced People camps due to the Kony war. Teammates for Life has managed to drill water wells that supply water to over 1000 people and apparently sponsors the education of 5 girls from there.
Photo 1: kids playing basketball in Pader Photo 2: One of the girls from Pader, sponsored by teammates with her family at Home. ... See MoreSee Less
To commemorate the Universal Children's Day 20th November 2017, We celebrate Life transformation, Hope for a better future, renewed confidence and relationships that have been the results of the work we started over a year ago.
Photo: Some of the girls under teammates for Life program saying thank you Teammates for the opportunity at a different life they now have.
We called upon you and you did not disappoint us. For every body that was involved in any way, We say thank you for support and showing up for the fundraiser. It was a big Success! Photo 1 Teammates President Vianna McGugan second from the left with friends saying Thank you.
Photo 2 Artist, and Teammates, Ugandan Board member Peter Kasamba with one, of the several winners for paintings
When school is good distance from Home and you have to make it there somehow. Here are some of the ways that kids make it to school In Mvara. Thanks to support from 'the Teammates' our girls ride to school.
These girls have to sell cooked maize (corn) on the streets to help support their families. Education for them is a luxury that they can only dream of. A future without education here means that chances are high that they will be married off at around 14 and the vicious cycle will repeat. You can help break that cycle for someone by funding education for a girl like one of these. Find out more #SaveTheDate 12th November, Saltwater Farm Vineyard Stonington, CT 06378 4-7pm ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday and Friday, last week were big Nationwide Examination days as students completed their Primary leaving Examinations. Two of our girls in Primary six, will next year sit for the same examinations and the thought gives them mixed reactions of joy and anxiety. Seems like they revise every chance they get, Dinner is now served with books ♥️♥️
To all the Friends who give our vulnerable children hope, You have become TEAMMATES in the game of their Lives and communities, thank you for your commitment.
Save the Date ! November 12th, 2017
Vianna McGugan's Retirement /Fundraiser Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard Stonington, CT 06378 Time: 4-7pm Proceeds will go to purchasing a Van that will ease Transport in Uganda and to supporting more girls like Gloria in the picture. Tell a friend to tell a friend ... See MoreSee Less
A story is told of an old man who one morning found a boy; on a beach picking and throwing back Star fish that had been washed to the shore by a huge storm. “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.” said the old man to the boy. The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said to the old man, “It made a difference to that one!”
In the East African region, Uganda has the highest school dropout rates with only 25% of the total enrollment in primary 1 graduating primary leaving examinations (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation report) Girls make the highest number of dropouts! - We are optimistic that for these given a chance by teammates odds have been broken. We are grateful to all the sacrifices that make this possible. ♥️♥️♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
Our facility at Mvara demonstration school is not only utilized as an assembly ground by the school administration but hundreds of youth converge to play and learn basketball from it. We glad to add value to the community
Photo 1: School kids listening to their teachers during an early morning assemby
Photo 2: The head teacher introducing new students(Deaf Students) from South Sudan. Apparently the school is hosting them following political instability that affected their school back home in South Sudan ... See MoreSee Less
Arua is one of the five districts in Uganda where Teammates for life does life changing work. Being one of the more stable Districts in a troubled region, Arua is like a shinning haven for many refugees from South Sudan. The place its self is only getting on its feet after decades of political instability that affected the northern and some west-nile regions of Uganda.
We are delighted to think that we will be part of the story that will be told in the future when the dreams of families and kids that are apparently in the program finally become a reality.
Photo:1. Young women selling pieces of water melons on a street in Arua town Photo: 2 Part of the main street in Arua town ... See MoreSee Less
Phase 2 of the teammates for life basketball facility construction are underway, this phase will include fencing the facility to control access, improving the water drainage channels around the facility and few maintenance works like repainting the backboards
The early Morning sun is rising and Mvara town, Arua is buzzing with activity. As the teammates girls head to school some that weren't so fortunate head to the market to make a living. Thanks Teammates for making education happen for these girls
Teammates for Life girls having a snack before our 6:30 am practice every morning. White Ants! Protein Power Boost - 👍🏾 these girls played, prayed, and studied hard for 3 weeks during their school break. 🏀❤️😇 www.teammatesfourlife.org... See MoreSee Less
Looking good gals! See you next month we are going to have a productive month catching up with each other Love You all 😍🏀
Trunks filled with Sports uniforms and Educational school books. Arriving to Uganda in September. Thank You Teammates for Life - "providing educational and sports scholarship for children in Uganda"❤️🏀😇 www.teammatesfourlife.org Safe Travel! ... See MoreSee Less
A1 Challenge Women doing their thing! Life Skills coaching for 90 children in Madi West Nile Uganda. Thanks be to God for Girls! Sponsored by Teammates for Life and Lift Up Africa USA.🙏🏿🏀💒 www.teammatesfourlife.org... See MoreSee Less
All that was done yesterday 28/05/2017 weekend well spent and it was good sharing and teaching the girls. thanks to teammates for life and coach Vianna plus each ones effort to see talent developed. ... See MoreSee Less
Ready to be our own drivers. Happy faces no more walking we have rides. Heading out for school, thanks T4L and coach Vianna McGugan these young girls are blessed and greatful for all this ... See MoreSee Less
# happiness is killing us # Arua T4L girls in a happy mood. Thanks to Vianna and all the pple that have put efforts together to put these girls in such a mood thanks to Chris and all those that work for this to grow big in Uganda. God bless you. ... See MoreSee Less